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It's about four times as tall as Nelson's Column
In other words, 855 spans is 3.785 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.2642 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 225.90 spans from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about one-fourth as tall as Gocta Falls
In other words, 855 spans is 0.254 times the height of Gocta Falls, and the height of Gocta Falls is 3.94 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Gocta Cataracts, a.k.a. Catarata del Gocta) (Amazonas, Peru) (total height)
Gocta Falls, a waterfall on the Cocahuayco River, measures 3,370 spans in total height. Although it sits just 184,000 spans from the major city of Chachapoyas, the waterfall was unknown to non-locals until it was documented during a 2005 expedition by a German economist.
It's about four times as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
In other words, 855 spans is 4 times the height of The Arc de Triomphe, and the height of The Arc de Triomphe is 0.25 times that amount.
(Paris, France)
The Arc de Triomphe stands 210 spans tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about four times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
In other words, 855 spans is 4.17 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.24 times that amount.
(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 205 spans tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-fourth as tall as Burj Dubai
In other words, 855 spans is 0.236 times the height of Burj Dubai, and the height of Burj Dubai is 4.24 times that amount.
(formally Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. Dubai Tower, a.k.a. برج خليفة) (Dubai, UAE) (to roof)
Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world, stands 3,620 spans to its roof. The tower also holds the current records for the world's highest Islamic mosque — at approximately 2,520 spans on the 158th floor (of 163 floors) — and the world's tallest outdoor swimming pool — at approximately 1,250 spans on the 78th floor.
It's about four-and-a-half times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
In other words, 855 spans is 4.56 times the length of Ha'Penny Bridge, and the length of Ha'Penny Bridge is 0.219 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 188 spans in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about one-fifth as tall as Olo'upena Falls
In other words, 855 spans is 0.2171 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 4.606 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 3,937 spans in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.